MBTI® Test ENFJ Executive Secretary and Executive Administrative Assistants

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Conventional, Enterprising (CE) (GOT)

When it comes to choosing a career it is greatly beneficial to know your personality type so that you can identify your natural strengths along with the potential challenges you may face in work situations. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Test helps illuminate these characteristics, allowing you to better develop a stratagem for choosing a career that will best-fit your personality type. ENFJ careers include executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants. ENFJ’s tend to be sincere, compassionate and approachable individuals who are sensitive to the feelings, desires, and stimuli of others. They naturally see the potential in others and have a natural desire to help others reach that potential. This is the essence of the Extroverted Feeling with Introverted Intuition (ENFJ) MBTI® test personality type. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

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People entertaining the idea of entering executive secretary and executive administrative assistant ENFJ careers positions can look forward to providing high-level administrative support. These tasks can include preparing invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants can also conduct research, compile data, and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executives, committees and boards of directors. They also spend a fair amount of their time performing general office duties, such as ordering supplies, maintaining records management database systems, and performing basic bookkeeping work. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants also read and analyze incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution. Similarly they open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email.

Executive secretary and executive administrative assistants utilize a variety of technological tools found in office environments including photocopiers, digital cameras, scanners, and notebook computers, accounting software, enterprise resource planning ERP software, and various other software like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access and KAPES software.

The areas of knowledge that are important for a career as an executive secretary and executive administrative assistant include knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems, computers and electronics, administration and management, customer and personal service. Certain skills are also very important for these ENFJ careers, including the ability to convey information to others effectively, manage time efficiently, be socially perceptive, giving full attention to what others have to say, as well as the ability to communicate effectively through writing. Moreover, individuals looking to join this ENFJ career need to be very dependable, cooperative, and have a strong attention to detail.

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants have a modest educational requirement, but vocational school training, related on the job experience, or an associate’s degree may be required or highly beneficial at some jobs.

Below are employment trends for executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants:

  • Median wage : $24.65 hourly, $51,270 annually
  • Employment : 874,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022): Little or no change (-2% to 2%)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022): 105,200

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References:

Introduction to Type (Isabel Briggs Myers, 1998, CPP Inc.)

Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)

Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)